Underground Metalliferous Mining

Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 20082
National Code RII30311
Training Package RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry
Program area Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks  
Duration (nominal hours) 520
This course replaced 19859 - Underground Metalliferous Mining
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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who want to work as a production operator in an
underground metalliferous mine. It provides comprehensive and integrated
training and skills, knowledge and/or recognition required by skilled
operators working under minimal supervision.
You will learn to perform a range of functions involving a broad range of
skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts. You will
acquire the skills needed to apply some discretion and judgement in
deciding upon equipment, services or contingency measures.
By completing this course you will be able to observe statutory and legal
compliance requirements and work with environment, communication and risk
management systems.
You must be currently employed in or have authorised access to an
operational underground metalliferous mine while undertaking this course.

Career Opportunities

Mine production operator.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Learners must be currently employed in, or have authorised access to, an
operational underground metalliferous mine whilst undertaking this course.


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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course reflects the packaging requirements for RII30311 Certificate
III in Underground Metalliferous Mining (Release 2), within the RII09
Resource and Infrastructure Training Package, Release 3.2.
The rules from this Training Package are as follows:
Successful completion of fourteen (14) units of competency made up of:
- six (6) Core units, and
- eight (8) elective units of which:
. at least five (5) must come from the Group A electives listed in RII30311
. up to three (3) from the Group B electives listed in RII30311
. up to one (1) unit may come from Certificate II, Certificate III or
Certificate IV level from this, or any other Training Package
Units of competency chosen must be relevant to the competency requirements
the job function.
Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within
imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
14 units must be completed - 6 core plus 8 electives
To allow Institutes to deliver the latest first aid unit HLTAID003 Provide
Aid, the new unit has been included as a replacement for the previous
superseded unit(s) HLTFA301B, HLTFA301C and HLTFA311A.
If the new unit satisfies the packaging rules for the qualification, the
superseded unit has been removed and the new unit has been added to the
"unidentified elective group". Alternatively, the superseded unit has been
removed and the new unit will be added to an existing or newly created
enrichment group if it does not satisfy the packaging rules for the
Group 1 - Core Units
All 6 core units must be completed
Group 2 - Group A Elective Units listed in RII30311
At least 5 units and up to 8 units must be completed.
Group 3 - Group B Elective Units listed in RII30311
Up to 3 units may be completed.
Group 4 - Units from RII09 or other Training Package at Cert II, III or IV
Up to one unit may be completed.
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 8 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
RIICOM302A Communicate workplace information 30
RIIENV302A Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 40
RIIMEX302B Assess ground conditions 30
RIIOHS201A Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures 25
RIIQUA201A Maintain and monitor site quality standards 30
RIIRIS301B Apply risk management processes 40
At least 5 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBFLM305C Support operational plan 36
RIIBEF301A Run on-site operations 30
RIIBEF401A Manage non-routine, complex technical situations 40
RIIBHD302A Conduct underground development drilling 30
RIIBHD303A Conduct long hole drilling 30
RIIBLA303A Conduct underground development shotfiring 30
RIIBLA304A Conduct underground production shotfiring 30
RIIBLA305A Conduct secondary blasting 30
RIIERR203B Escape from hazardous situation unaided 30
RIIMPG301A Control and monitor automated plant/machinery 30
RIIMPO307B Conduct wheel grader operations in underground mines 30
RIIMPO333 Conduct underground load, haul and dump truck operations 40
RIINHB307B Conduct conventional core drilling 50
RIINHB310A Conduct surface directional drilling 40
RIINHB312A Conduct raise boring 40
RIIOHS301A Conduct safety and health investigations 40
RIISAM202A Isolate and access plant 30
RIISAM306A Service and maintain conveyors, feeders and hoppers 30
RIISAM307A Service and maintain crushers 30
RIISAM312A Inspect and maintain shafts and structures 40
RIISRM302B Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations 30
RIIUMM301A Conduct wet filling activities 20
RIIUMM302A Install sets 30
RIIUMM303A Conduct hand held mining 40
RIIUMM304A Construct and maintain underground roads 40
RIIUMM305A Install and remove a secondary fan 30
RIIUMM306A Conduct mechanical scaling 30
RIIUMM307A Maintain underground stockpiles 20
RIIUND205A Respond to a workface incident 30
RIIUND301A Operate manual winder 30
RIIUND302A Conduct cage operations 30
RIIUND303A Operate winder for shaft sinking 30
RIIUND304A Recover equipment 30
RIIUND305A Recover underground equipment 40
RIIUND306A Conduct line of sight remote operations 30
RIIUND307A Conduct tele-remote operations 30
RIIUND308A Conduct control room operations 40
RIIUND309A Conduct mechanical underground ground support drilling and installation 40
RIIVEH306A Operate mine service vehicle 30
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 40
MSAPMPER300C Issue work permits 20
RIIBEF302A Monitor site production activities 30
RIIBLA306A Conduct accretion firing 30
RIIERR204A Provide aided rescue to endangered personnel 40
RIIERR302A Respond to local emergencies and incidents 40
RIIHAN304A Conduct slewing crane operations 50
RIIHAN306A Carry out lifting using multiple cranes 40
RIIHAN309A Conduct telescopic materials handler operations 80
RIIHAN310A Conduct crane operations underground 30
RIIHAN311A Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier 30
RIIMPO332A Conduct operations with skid steer loader 30
RIISAM311A Maintain winder equipment 30
RIISAM313A Monitor, inspect and service ropes and attachments 30
RIISTD301A Take environmental samples and measurements 80
RIIUND310 Apply shot-crete underground 40
RIIVEH301A Conduct rail haulage operations 40
No more than 1 module/unit may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
RIIRIS201B Conduct local risk control 25

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve RII30311 Certificate III in Underground Metalliferous Mining
(TAFE NSW course 20082), learners are required to complete 14 units of
competency, comprising:
-   All 6 core units from Group 1
-   8 elective units including:
. At least 5 and no more than 8 elective units from Group 2
. Up to 3 elective units from Group 3
. Up to 1 elective units from Group 4.

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